Posts tagged as 2019

One fifth of Latvia’s population were at risk of poverty in 2019

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Data published by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) December 22 show that 407 thousand persons or 21.6 % of the population of Latvia were at risk of poverty in 2019. This is 1.3 percentage points less than in 2018. Disposable income of this share of population was below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold. As disposable income of the population grew last year, at-risk-of-poverty threshold went up as well – to EUR 441 monthly in single person households (EUR 409 monthly…

Conscript service in Estonia dropout rate down in 2019

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The percentage of people dropping out of conscript service in Estonia is falling, just as the percentage of people volunteering for conscription is increasing. The latter reached 43 percent in 2019. While the conscription dropout rate stood at 11.4 percent in 2018, by 2019 that figure had dropped to 7.8 percent, according to a report drawn up by the Ministry of Defense on the fulfillment of Estonian Defense Forces (EDF)…

2019 was the most productive years in Latvian agriculture

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Provisional data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that Latvian farmers enjoyed one their most productive years ever, with records being broken for severa crops. 2019 saw harvested production of grain at a record 3.2 million tonnes, which is 1.1 million t or 1.5 times more than the year before. The average grain yield per one hectare reached 42.6 ql., which is the second highest grain yield in the history of Latvia (44.9 ql. were harvested in 2015). …

Number of visitors hosted at tourist accommodation establishments in Latvia has grown

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 2.85 mln foreign and Latvian visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2019, which is 1.6% more than in 2018.   Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 2.6 %, reaching 5.51 mln. The average length of stay comprised 1.9 nights. In 2019, 1.95 mln foreign visitors were hosted, which is 1.1 % more than in the…

2019 warmest year on record in Lithuania

Friday, January 3, 2020

2019 was the warmest year in Lithuania since records began, meteorologists announced on Thursday, attributing it to global climate change. Based on figures from the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service, the average annual temperature stood at 8.8 degrees centigrade last year and was 1.9 degrees above the 1981-2010 average. Before that, 2015 was the warmest year with the average annual temperature of 8.3 degrees, meaning that the 2019 results exceed the previous…

New Miss International

Friday, November 15, 2019

Sireethorn “Bint” Leearamwat, a 25-year-old pharmacist and model, was announced the new Miss International 2019 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on Tuesday, according to Rappler. The Miss International pageant, which held its first competition in Long Beach, California in 1960, is one of the Big Four International beauty pageants along with Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Earth, Mashable reported. This is the first time Thailand has ever won the Miss International competition. It…

2019 state exam results published in Estonia

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

An analysis of the results of this year’s state exams reveals that they are stable compared to previous years, Foundation Innove said when publishing overviews of the 2019 state exam results. To graduate from upper secondary school, i.e. high school, 12th graders are required to take an Estonian language or Estonian as a second language exam, one foreign language exam, and a mathematics exam, as well as take a school…

Lithuania’s GDP up 4% over year

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Statistics Lithuania informs that in III quarter 2019, country’s gross domestic product (GDP), estimated based on available statistical data and econometric models, amounted to EUR 12.7 bn at current prices. Compared to II quarter 2018, the real GDP change, seasonally and calendar adjusted, stood at 0.1%.   As for GDP estimated by production approach, in III quarter 2019, the largest influence on the positive change in GDP was made by an increase in…

Annual Baltic Conference on Defence 2019 to be held in Tallinn

Saturday, October 26, 2019

NATO Allies, European defence experts and representatives of the defence industry will be exploring how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and unmanned vehicles enhance defence capabilities and deterrence at the 13th Annual Baltic Conference on Defence (ABCD) on 29-30 October 2019 in Tallinn. On the evening of 29 October, Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and French Minister for Armed Forces Florence Parly will open the conference. On 30 October, President…

Lithuania’s exports rise 6.9 pct in H1

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In July 2019, exports amounted to EUR 2.46 bn, imports – EUR 2.81 bn. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to EUR 1.43 bn. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to EUR 0.35 bn. Over the month (July, against June), exports increased by 1.2%, imports – by 14.3%. The increase in exports was influenced by an increase in exports of oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (6 times), ground vehicles (15.6%).…